Exodus 23 ©
Laws concerning slander, false witness, and partial favouring of the poor; charitableness; justice in judgment; taking bribes; oppressing a stranger; the year of rest; the sabbath. A caution against idolatry. Laws concerning the three set feasts; the blood and fat of the sacrifice; and the firstfruits. An Angel is promised for a guide, with a blessing, if they obey him.
But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy 6oliveyard.
mSix days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
qThou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: rand none shall appear before me empty:)
And the sfeast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the tfeast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
hFor mine Angel shall go before thee, and ibring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.
And sI will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will tdeliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.